Sunday, May 29, 2016

‘X-Men’ and ‘Looking Glass’ Disappoint at Weekend Box Office


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“X-Men: Apocalypse” took in an estimated $65 million between Friday and Sunday, while “Alice Through the Looking Glass” bombed, generating only $28.1 million.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Review: ‘A Moment of Silence’ Follows the Evo Morales Era in Bolivia


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This documentary centers on the first Bolivian president to rise from the country’s indigenous majority.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Justin Bieber, They’re Coming for You


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In “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping,” Andy Samberg and his collaborators Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone parody pop stardom.

1940s Dispatches From the Land of Wynken, Blynken and Noir


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Arthur Ripley’s “The Chase” (1946) and Delmer Daves’s “Dark Passage” (1947) blend dreamlike Expressionistic imagery with hard-boiled narratives.

Break Out the Chewbacca Mask and You Won’t Laugh Alone


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A viral video featuring a woman on Facebook Live shows just how contagious humor can be.

Emilia Clarke on ‘Game of Thrones,’ Surfing and Her New Movie


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Ms. Clarke, known for playing the mother of dragons on ‘Thrones,’ stars in the film “Me Before You.”

‘The Fits’: It’s All in the Footwork for a Girl Who Boxes, Then Dances


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Anna Rose Holmer’s directorial debut focuses on an 11-year-old girl who learns the power of her body in its many manifestations.

Documentary Retries Kitty Genovese’s Neighbors


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“Don’t get involved,” might have been overstated in self-perpetuating accounts of a famous killing in Queens.

Review: When Auschwitz Inmates Reunite in ‘To Life,’ the Shadow of War Remains


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This Jean-Jacques Zilbermann film focuses on postwar revelations and the friendship three women forged when prisoners in the camp.

Review: In ‘Princess,’ an Israeli Family in Need of Boundaries


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In her first feature, Ms. Shalom-Ezer explores the shadowy territory between family love and illicit sex.

Review: ‘As I AM’ Explores DJ AM’s Rise and Decline


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This documentary serves up the cautionary tale of a genre-defying D.J.’s rise in a high-flying pop world and his ultimate undoing in a drug overdose.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Review: ‘Presenting Princess Shaw,’ a YouTube Star in-the-Making


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This documentary portrays an aspiring singer from New Orleans who posts performance videos of herself and longs for recognition, which arrives almost magically.

Review: In ‘Chevalier,’ the Manly Games Played on the Aegean


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This comedy by the Greek director Athina Rachel Tsangari follows six men on a yacht as they compete against each other for a golden ring.

Review: ‘The Ones Below,’ Looming Parenthood and Unsettling Suspense


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For two couples sharing a London townhouse, the joys of expecting take a dark turn in this thriller, the feature debut of David Farr.

Review: ‘Holy Hell,’ Inside a Cult, via Its Own Videographer


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A member pursues and documents a cult leader whose persona devolves from charismatic to creepy in this documentary.

Review: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ a Sequel 5,000 Years in the Making


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Directed by Bryan Singer, this latest addition to the blockbuster franchise pits the superhero team against a mutant villain from ancient Egypt.

Review: ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ and a Trippy Time Machine


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This sequel to Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” directed by James Bobin, offers a world of grotesque overabundance cluttered with special-effects gadgetry.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Asian-American Actors Are Fighting for Visibility. They Will Not Be Ignored.


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Actors like Daniel Dae Kim, Constance Wu, BD Wong and Aziz Ansari have become frank critics of their industry, calling out Hollywood for “whitewashing.”

Robert De Niro Pulls Anti-Vaccine Documentary From Tribeca Film Festival


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The announcement was a reversal of Mr. De Niro’s previous decision to show a film about the widely dismissed link between vaccinations and autism.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Review: In ‘Unlocking the Cage,’ a Struggle to Raise the Legal Status of Chimpanzees


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This documentary centers on a lawyer’s quest to show that intelligent species like chimps and whales merit some legal protections accorded to humans.

Burt Kwouk, ‘Pink Panther’ Actor, Dies at 85


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Best known for his role as the martial arts expert Cato in the “Pink Panther” films, Mr. Kwouk had a long career in film and television.

‘Ghostbusters’: Then and Now


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The director and production designer of the new film explain their thinking behind what to change and what to leave alone.

Elijah Wood Clarifies Comments on Hollywood Pedophilia


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After suggesting in an interview that abuse of child stars was widespread, the “Lord of the Rings” actor said he had no personal experiences or observations.
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